New Boat House For Inver Colpa Rowing Club
Inver Colpa Rowing Club are a coastal rowing club based on the banks of the river Boyne in Drogheda. The club are very active with a dedicated membership. The club are predominantly active from March through to October weather and daylight permitting! Being located in Drogheda the club get to enjoy the best of both worlds – the river and the sea. The club have a number of boats which can often be seen rowing up through the town of Drogheda or setting out to sea at the mouth of the Boyne. At present the club store their boats in containers beside their ever-helpful neighbours the ‘Boyne Fishermans Rescue and Recovery’ on the Marsh Road. With an expanding membership and so much activity on the water the club now need a proper home of their own.
McKevitt King Architects have been asked to design a new boathouse for the club. A greenfield site adjacent to the ‘Boyne Fishermans Rescue and Recovery’ fronting onto the river has been assigned to the club. The strategy is to develop the site in a phased basis to eventually provide all the facilities that such a vibrant club requires. The proposed boathouse structure is inspired by the original Drogheda Rowing Club boathouse which was built in 1878 and was situated beside the viaduct only a few hundred meters from the present site. The curved form is traditional in appearance and will be enhanced with complimentary material finishes befitting its use and location. The project is at an early stage, but with such support and enthusiasm there are exciting times ahead.
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